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How to Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 10

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If you Windows 10 PC or device has a touchscreen, you could swipe in from a screen edge to invoke a system UI below.
  • Swipe in from the right side of your screen to open the action center.
  • Swipe in from the left to view all your open apps in task view.
  • Swipe in from the top to view a full screened app's title bar while tablet mode is on.
  • Swipe in from the bottom to view the taskbar in full-screened apps while tablet mode is on or when the taskbar is auto-hidden.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable users from swiping in from the screen edge to invoke a system UI in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable edge swipe.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using a REG file





Enable or Disable Edge Swipe on Screen in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Edge Swipe on Screen in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using Group Policy

Note   Note
Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Edge UI

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3. In the right pane of Edge UI in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow edge swipe policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Screen Edge Swipe

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Screen Edge Swipe

A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

8. Restart explorer, sign out and sign in to Windows, or restart the computer to apply.






Enable or Disable Edge Swipe on Screen in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Edge Swipe on Screen in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI

AllowEdgeSwipe DWORD

(delete) = Enable
0 = Disable


1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Screen Edge Swipe

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Screen_Edge_Swipe.reg

download


 3. To Disable Screen Edge Swipe

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Screen_Edge_Swipe.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart explorer, sign out and sign in to Windows, or restart the computer to apply.

8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn